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Mamoudzou

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View of the port of Mamoudzou
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Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Administration
Country France
Overseas collectivity Mayotte
Canton 3 cantons
Mayor Mohamed Majani
(2014–present)
Statistics
Elevation 0–572 m (0–1,877 ft)
Land area 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population1 57,281  (2012)
 - Density 1,366/km2 (3,540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97611/ 97600
1 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mamoudzou is the capital of the French department of Mayotte. It is off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou is largest commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It has a population of 45,485.

Mamoudzou is on Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte. The former capital of Mayotte was Dzaoudzi, on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi). Mamoudzou was chosen as the capital in 1977.


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